When Daunte and Jessica Norman, the twin’s bi-racial parents, found out they were pregnant with twins, they wondered what their children would look like and joked about the idea of one being dark skinned and the other light.
To their surprise, they did a double take when their twin boys were born.
Brandon had dark skin in contrast to Cameron’s light skin.
“To see how different they were, it was funny. I couldn’t see them [after they were born], so my reaction was completely coming from [my husband] and between him and the nurses, they were like, ‘you are never going to believe how different they look,'” Jessica said.
Needless to say, the couple has no problem telling the twins apart.
“It kinda blew my mind, but at the same time, it was unique. We ain’t gonna have no problem telling these babies apart. No red and blue sock for us! We knew exactly who was who from the get go,” Daunte Norman said.
A British study explains thephenomenon, which can happen once in every 500 twin births.
The couple also have an older daughter, Sydney. No one would guess she is bi-racial because of her fair skin and blonde hair.
Because of their diverse family genes, the Norman’s hope to show the world that “love is more than skin deep.”
Daunte and Jessica said they receive questioning looks when they take the 15-month-olds out in public. People don’t quite know what to think of their situation.
They take it in stride and use it as a teaching opportunity. Jessica says, “They’re bi-racial brothers. The same, but they look totally different.” They just want people to realize a situation like theirs is unique and possible.
The family’s advice:
If you have a similar situation in your family, share it with the world!
“Be proud of it. Don’t be afraid of it,” Jessica said. “Embrace it so your children do.”
Check out this video for more cute pictures of these twins.